Local Regulation of Agriculture Toolkit from the NH Coalition for Sustaining Agriculture

The New Hampshire Coalition for Sustaining Agriculture is pleased to present the Local Regulation of Agriculture Toolkit, developed with grant funds provided by Farm Credit East Northeast AgEnhancement. We have created the Toolkit for farmers and municipal decision makers to guide development of local farm friendly regulatory environments in which agricultural enterprises can operate successfully, and the traditions of New Hampshire’s working landscape of farms and forests can continue.

The Toolkit includes:

• a checklist for assessing the farm friendliness of local regulations and policies;
• a flowchart of state laws governing farming and agricultural activities;
• a glossary of terms, and discussion on the relationship between state laws and town laws;
• a resource list of agencies, organizations, and publications for farmers and municipalities to address conflicts and pro-actively develop farm-friendly regulatory environments.

Access the full toolkit